Democracy requires acts of grace.
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Why is Biden’s Justice Department arguing for the dismissal of E. Jean Carroll’s defamation claim against Donald Trump? Because the issue of limiting liability of federal officials in future claims goes well beyond one president or even all presidents.
The Biden administration’s initial invocations of the Defense Production Act are likely to be the first of many additional steps that the administration will take to address the evolving needs of the ongoing national health crisis.
Subnational governments are the frontline responders to many of the foreign affairs challenges the global community faces. The Biden-Harris administration should embrace localities as critical force multipliers and innovators in achieving its foreign policy goals.
In an era of democratic backsliding, governments are increasingly disconnected from citizens. The Biden administration should elevate engagement with civil society in response.
While the Biden administration’s early moves to reengage the international institutional order are important first steps, today’s more competitive global landscape requires a broader shift in U.S. multilateral diplomacy. “The Philadelphia Principles” proposed herein can guide the U.S. toward more effective multilateral engagement that better serves the interests of the American people.
Two members of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission answer questions about the new position.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of William Burns to be the next director of the CIA.
You can watch a livestream here or below:
On Monday, February 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below:
Pentagon leaders gravely erred in gaming the process to avoid a backlash from then-President Trump to promotions for two well-deserving female generals.